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House Update – Exterior and Interior Progress

House Update – Exterior and Interior Progress

Progress continues on all aspects of the house. I'm not sure if I've talked about the overall plan for the exterior yet, which is for the entire house portion of the exterior to be brick and the garage to be concrete board and batten siding. The mason and his crew...

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About the Japanese Dollar Stores in the USA

About the Japanese Dollar Stores in the USA

We're lucky enough to have several Japanese dollar stores (Daiso) in the Seattle area of Washington State and visits there never disappoint. I'm always surprised that everyone doesn't know about these cutest shops and I thought it'd be fun to give you a peek inside....

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Vintage Inspiration in Obidos, Portugal

Vintage Inspiration in Obidos, Portugal

Colin and I recently visited Obidos, Portugal and I found so much vintage inspiration in the little village that sits inside the castle walls and is truly trapped in time. I especially loved the vibrant accent colors like yellow and blue carried throughout the...

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Creatives Autumn Farmhouse Dinner

Creatives Autumn Farmhouse Dinner

Earlier this week, a bunch of creative friends met at The Farmhouse on GreenBluff for our annual dinner hosted by our friend, Alisa Lewis, founder of The Creatives. The dinner is always so beautiful and we all look forward to catching up and talking about our hopes...

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Pumpkin Seed/Pecan Brittle

Pumpkin Seed/Pecan Brittle

Last night, a bunch of creative friends met at the new flower farm, The Farmhouse on GreenBluff, for our annual dinner. Our friend, Alisa Lewis, founded The Creatives quite a few years ago and we've been gathering for dinner every year since. This year our dinner was...

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House Update – Brick and Angle Iron

House Update – Brick and Angle Iron

In my last update on the house construction, I talked about the brick that we'd be using as the siding. I had explained that we had originally planned on using brick but it turned out that the type of brick we wanted wasn’t available so we had decided to go in a...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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ALL ABOUT THE FAIR

The 2018 Farm Chicks Art Installation

The 2018 Farm Chicks Art Installation

I always have such a fun time planning out the themes and entryway art installations that greet shoppers as the enter The Farm Chicks Fair each year. I especially enjoy pulling from my humble childhood roots of making things that were meaningful to me out of not much...

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Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Going back to my earliest memories, I've always loved a theme, and if you've followed along with me for a while you know that each year I plan a theme for The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fairand bring it all to life through the promotional materials, the events...

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Celebrating the Release of The Farm Chicks Fair Poster

Celebrating the Release of The Farm Chicks Fair Poster

I held the Poster Release Party for this year's Farm Chicks Fairlast weekend at Madeleine's Cafe and Patisseriein downtown Spokane. The treats were so delicious, the setting so darling, and I loved getting to celebrate with everyone who stopped by. Note: Meg, who runs...

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AROUND THE HOME

House Update – Brick and Angle Iron

House Update – Brick and Angle Iron

In my last update on the house construction, I talked about the brick that we'd be using as the siding. I had explained that we had originally planned on using brick but it turned out that the type of brick we wanted wasn’t available so we had decided to go in a...

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House Update – Masonry

House Update – Masonry

When I first wrote about our new home project, I explained that we had originally planned on using white brick but it turned out that it wasn't available and we had decided to go in a different direction. We looked at different natural stones and eventually decided to...

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House Update, Behind the Walls

House Update, Behind the Walls

We're just about wrapping up all the construction items on the house that we'll never see. The stuff behind the walls and in the floors. And although these things are obviously so important, I'm really looking forward to moving on to the stuff we will see. That's a...

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